Esplanade Presents


in::music – ANPU “the way to you: Singapore”


5 Feb 2023, Sun, 7.30pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concert Hall

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In 2013, while still performing under the name Deserts Chang, ANPU presented The Song of Tea and Wine at in::music. The tickets for the first two nights sold out very quickly, resulting in the addition of another show, making her the first singer-songwriter to do so at Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts.


Now, ten years have passed. People we loved and those who loved us in return are no longer there. Many things have changed, and so has the world during this ongoing pandemic. The name Zhang Xuan has been retired, and now the real ANPU is on stage with her music, filled with more possibilities.


Yet, something will always remain unchanged. The world is still round. We can still love and be loved. ANPU’s songs are still the songs of the times, works about you, her, life, and society.


In this upcoming concert, ANPU returns with songs from her new album 9522, as well as previous releases which have accompanied her—and you—through the years. If you missed her show ten years ago, then you can’t miss her performance at Esplanade Concert Hall this time. If you missed the show ten years ago, then now is the time to seize the opportunity to see her on stage. If you have known ANPU in the last ten years, she invites you to experience her music once again, and appreciate how she has evolved.


Let ANPU help you find a voice closer to your hearts.


in::music showcases some of the most inspiring Chinese singer-songwriters & bands performing their originals.


Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places. 

Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: Mandarin
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Artist Information


Website | Instagram | YouTube

ANPU, under the pseudonym Deserts Chang, has released four full-length Chinese albums. She won the Golden Melody Award for Best Lyrics for her work Rose-Colored You. As a producer and director, she produced two personal concept concerts Tidewater Proverbs and Lianyun, both of which received great acclaim both in the box office—all performances were sold out—and in audience response. ANPU has a distinctive performance style, a singular and unique grammar of music filled with a diversity of profound imagery and metaphors, delivered with refined diction. She is an iconic figure of alternative rock and folk in the contemporary Chinese music scene. Anchored by a deep belief and philosophy in the craft of stage art, ANPU’s work presents the breadth and possibility of connecting with people’s hearts.

Date & Time

5 Feb 2023, Sun


Esplanade Concert Hall
Tickets & Prices

Students, NSFs & Seniors

Cat 1 $80 - $45
Cat 2 $50 $45 $45

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